You all now how I ADORE a red and white color scheme. I love it all year long but it becomes even more apparent at Christmas time. I fear I may have gone a wee bit overboard with the color combo in my kitchen this year . . . but I'm cool with that!
Please advert your eyes if red and white makes you cringe. LOL!
I've surrounded the shelf next to my "office area" with some of my favorite red and white items.
I hung a vintage red bottle brush wreath on my chicken wire frame above the shelf.
Candy canes and peppermint sticks are a must this time of the year.
And you can never go wrong with a few bottle brush trees - in red of course and perfectly flocked.
A vintage style Santa ornament hangs out among the bottle brush forest just to make me smile.
Beneath the shelf I hung the candy striped picture frame I painted last year.
And the vintage scale is sporting a pretty stack of peppermint sticks tied up with a bow.
On the other side of the pictures frame I've placed my vintage enamelware kettle on top of a small platter filled with fresh clipped branches. I have to admit this little display is a favorite. My love of enamelware and red/white all rolled into one with a little Christmas cheer to boot!
Next to the kettle I place an adorable pair of ice skates I picked up at Target this past week. They add the perfect touch.
Need a break from all the red and white?
Here is something a little more calming to the eyes. In the kitchen window above the sink I've recycled a display from last year.
I have to admit I've been looking forward to this display all year. I adore the tiny deer and they look amazing when the sunshine streams through the window.
Bottle brush trees add to the "forest" look, along with some sparkle from tiny ornaments.
And to make the whole display cozy once the sun goes down, I've added flameless candles. I dressed them up will a little ribbon, feathers and a pretty button.
OK, back to the red and white . . .
On the kitchen table I kept things simple with an appropriate table runner and a candle.
I placed the candle in a distressed tray and fill in around it with candy for the kids to sneak.
And just for fun I threw in another vintage style Santa.
On the wall behind the table I hung a simple wreath on my faux farmhouse window.
On the step stool in the corner I placed a bucket filled with red berries and added a snowflake for some sparkle.
And the final bit of red and white hangs from the kitchen window.
The Christmas countdown mittens.
They have become a tradition we all look forward to.
Hope you enjoy this tour of my kitchen.
I apologize if your vision is slightly wonky - - I did warn you! LOL!!!
Enjoy your day,